Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter Chicken also known as Murgh makhani is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare butter chicken by following this easy recipe.
Butter Chicken Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 8.7 / 10 (110 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Calories Per Serving 390

Ingredients:
  • 450 gm Boneless Chicken
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Plain Yoghurt
  • ½ cup Cream
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Oil
  • 1 White Onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1-¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin (Ground)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Water as required
How to make Butter Chicken:
  • Heat 1 tbsp peanut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Saute white onion until it becomes soft and translucent.
  • Put butter, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala (1 tsp), chili powder, cumin and bay leaf into the saucepan. Stir it for about 1 minute.
  • Add tomato puree to the mixture. Cook it for 2 minutes while stirring frequently.
  • Add cream and yoghurt into the same pan and mix them well.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook sauce for 10 minutes.
  • Now add salt, black pepper and cayenne into the mixture. Remove the pan from heat.
  • Heat oil (1tbsp) in a large heavy frying pan over medium heat.
  • Cut the Chicken to bite-size pieces and wash it well.
  • Cook chicken pieces until it gets slightly brown (for about 10 minutes).
  • Reduce the heat and season the chicken with garam masala (1 tsp) and cayenne.
  • Put 1/3 cup of the prepared sauce into it and cook until liquid get reduced (for about 5 minutes).
  • Now pour the rest of the sauce into the chicken.
  • Mix cornstarch and water well. Put this mixture into the chicken.
  • Cook chicken for 5-10 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Butter Chicken is ready to serve.


Reviews and Ratings:
invalid quantum posted 07/02/2013
preeti its ok. just add milk
kalpana posted 25/06/2012
good recepe
KHAN KULSUM ROAUF posted 18/05/2012
For my those Friends Who like so much.

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